Single Peony Varieties

Peonies are clump-forming perennials that are known for their colorful, dramatic blooms. Peonies have a long blooming season, emerging in spring and lasting into fall. Their flower forms include, saucer-, cup- and bowl-shaped and can be single, double, semi-double and double. Peonies grow best in full sun to part shade and well-drained, fertile soil.

Peony 'Itopa Shakuyaki'

Peony 'Itopa Shakuyaki' (Paeonia 'Itopa Shakuyaki'), also called fernleaf peony, is an herbaceous perennial flower that has a clumping growth rate. It grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. The single, 3-inch-wide, bright red blooms have bushy yellow stamens that contrast with the bright blooms and attract butterflies to the garden. The deeply divided, needle-like foliage on fernleaf peonies is lobed into ferny segments. Peony 'Itopa Shakuyaki' emerges in mid spring to display its striking blooms throughout summer and into early fall. Fernleaf peonies grow best in full sun to part shade and well-drained, rich soil. They are suitable grown in USDA zones 3 to 8.

Peony ‘Coral ‘n’ Gold’

Peony ‘Coral ‘n’ Gold’ (Paeonia 'Coral 'n' Gold') is a single peony variety that has a shrub-like growth habit. It grows up to 3 feet tall and wide and begins blooming in mid-spring to last into early fall. The single, cup-shaped, large coral blooms have yellow centers and attract butterflies to the garden. Peony ‘Coral ‘n’ Gold’ is layered with more petals than most varieties, giving the bloom a semi-double appearance, although it’s classified as single. The oval- to lance-shaped, green foliage of peony ‘Coral ‘n’ Gold’ is divided to create a segmented form. ‘Coral ‘n’ Gold’ is ideal planted within flower borders or grown in masses along a sidewalk, garden path or garden wall. Peony ‘Coral ‘n’ Gold’ grows best in full sun to part shade and rich, fertile soil. Plant peony ‘Coral ‘n’ Gold’ in USDA zones 3 to 8.

Peony ‘America’

Peony ‘America’ (Paeonia 'America') is a soft-stemmed variety of peony that grows up to 3 feet tall and wide and has single red blooms. The shrubby herbaceous perennial features cup-shaped, bright red, single, large blooms with golden centers. Flowers on peony ‘America’ appear in spring to last into fall. Peony America has green foliage that is lance- to oval-shaped and deeply divided. They grow best in full sun to part shade and well-drained, fertile soil that is nutrient-rich. Plant peony ‘America’ in USDA zones 3 to 8.

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